Pirates Starter Juan Nicasio Continues To DominateJuan Nicasio was dominant again leading a Pirates split squad team in Ft. Myers to a 2-0 win over Minnesota. Nicasio struck over eight over five scoreless while allowing five hits. So far this Spring, Nicasio has gone 15 innings, allowed no runs and struck out 24.
Cole Returns … Freese Settles InGerrit Cole made his first Grapefruit League start and pitched his scheduled two innings a 9-5 win over the Tigers in Bradenton.
Spring Training: McCutchen Hits Home Run In Bucs 4-3 Win Over RaysAndrew McCutchen finally hit a home run and the Pirates finally won a game at McKechnie Field – 4-3 over the Rays on Friday.
Clint Hurdle Names Francisco Liriano Opening Day StarterBeing the Opening Day starter is usually an honor bestowed upon a teams best pitcher, and for the Pirates many think that is Gerrit Cole, but Clint Hurdle has other plans for who will take the mound when the Pirates host the Cardinals on April 3rd.
Liriano Sharp As Pirates Drop Nationals 7-3Francisco Liriano allowed three hits over six-plus dominant innings and the Pittsburgh Pirates raced by the Washington Nationals 7-3 on Thursday night.
Fox Sports Rob Neyer On Pirates-Cards: 'As Even As They Can Be'Rob Neyer, FoxSports.com MLB writer, joined Starkey and Mueller Thursday to talk about the state of the Pirates and their National League competitors as August and the trade deadline loom.
Polanco Helps With Tarp, Then Triples As Pirates Top PadresGregory Polanco helped free a grounds crew member trapped underneath a billowing tarp, then hit a go-ahead triple in the eighth inning that sent the Pittsburgh Pirates past the San Diego Padres 3-2 Tuesday night.
Mercer's Walk-Off Lifts Pirates To 3-2 Win Over Braves In 10Jordy Mercer doubled home Andrew McCutchen with one out in the bottom of the 10th inning to lift the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 3-2 win over the Atlanta Braves on Friday night.
Pirates Jump On Rodon Early, Roll To 11-0 Win Over White SoxFrancisco Liriano allowed two singles in eight dominant innings and the Pittsburgh Pirates ran their winning streak to five with an 11-0 romp over the Chicago White Sox on Monday night.
Rookie Jungmann Shines In Debut As Brewers Top Pirates 4-1Taylor Jungmann pitched seven efficient innings in his major league debut to lead the Milwaukee Brewers to a 4-1 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Tuesday night.
Liriano Outduels Hudson, Mercer Homers Again As Pirates WinJordy Mercer broke a fifth-inning tie when he homered for the second day in a row, Francisco Liriano struck out six to win his second straight decision and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the San Francisco Giants 5-2 on Wednesday for a three-game sweep.
Norris' Grand Slam Lifts Padres To 6-2 Win Vs. PiratesDerek Norris hit a grand slam with two outs in the bottom of the ninth to lift the San Diego Padres to a 6-2 victory over Pittsburgh on Friday night, snapping the Pirates' season-high seven-game winning streak.
Twins Use Big 2nd Inning To Down Pirates 8-5Brian Dozier got Minnesota started with a home run in the first inning and Trevor Plouffe hit a two-run shot in a six-run second as the Twins built an early 7-0 lead then held on for an 8-5 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Tuesday night.
Hamels Fans Nine, Phillies Beat Pirates 3-2Cole Hamels struck out nine over seven strong innings, Jeff Francoeur threw out the potential tying run at the plate to end the game and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 3-2 Wednesday night.
Holliday, Wong Power Cardinals To 8-5 Win Over PiratesMatt Holliday and Kolten Wong hit three-run homers and Michael Wacha remained unbeaten as the St. Louis Cardinals held off the Pittsburgh Pirates 8-5 on Friday night.